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Marine Engineering Instructor

Reference number: DFO22J-022246-000316
Selection process number: 22-DFO-GLF-EA-330503
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Coast Guard College
Sydney (Nova Scotia)
$88,516 to $116,479

For further information on the organization, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Closing date: 24 February 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service.

As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.

Work environment

The Canadian Coast Guard College is a national maritime training facility located on scenic Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. It’s a national college that provides training and services in French and English. It delivers programs to support the College’s mission and mandate in marine safety, security and environmental protection.

The college’s unique and specialized training is sought after by organizations around the world. Each year, highly trained graduates join their colleagues as Coast Guard officers to provide services that are critical to Canadians.

Intent of the process

Anticipatory - A list of qualified candidates will be created and may be used to staff similar positions, on a temporary or permanent basis, within the Canadian Coast Guard College in Sydney, NS.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Diploma in Marine Engineering from a recognized Canadian Marine Training Institution OR Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Mechanical, Electrical or Instrumentation, Electronics and Control Engineering OR Graduation with a degree or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution in Naval Architecture.

Degree equivalency

Experience in monitoring machinery and carrying out maintenance and repairs.
Experience in managing and training technical staff.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Asset Education:
Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Education.
Certification in adult education.

Degree equivalency

Asset Occupational Certification:
Certificate of Competency (STCW), Second-Class Engineer (or higher), Motor Ship, or combined issued by Transport Canada.
Certificate of Competency (STCW) as Electro Technical Officer.

Asset Experience:
Teaching experience in the field of engineering.
Teaching experience in Electro technology and High Voltage.
Experience as Chief or Senior Engineer on Canadian Coast Guard vessels.
Experience as Chief or senior engineering Officer on merchant marine vessels.
Experience as Electrical Officer on Canadian Coast Guard or merchant marine vessels.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements

Information on language requirements

Key Leadership Competencies:
Values and Ethics – Serving through integrity and respect.
Strategic Thinking – Innovating through Analysis and Ideas.
Engagement – Mobilizing people, organizations, partners.
Management Excellence – Delivering through Action Management, People Management, Financial Management.

Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to deliver effective presentations.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Asset Knowledge:
Knowledge of lesson plan development.

Asset Abilities:
Ability to plan, organize and implement program activities.
Ability to use and apply technology in the preparation of course material and in teaching.

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Willingness to work overtime on occasion.

Conditions of employment

Security clearance: Reliability status.
Wearing of a uniform.
Medical examination.

- All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE: Please submit your application online.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the application or evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

You can contact the Public Service Commission of Canada's support centre by selecting the "Contact Us" link below, in the left corner of this window, or by calling 1-888-780-4444.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position. A candidate may be appointed to a position even though he/she does not meet any or all the asset qualifications or operational requirements. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to the conclusion of the process, may be considered in the assessment of any essential or asset qualifications, including the ability to communicate in writing and orally.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.

For this appointment process, our intention is to communicate with candidates by email for assessment purposes (including sending invitations for written tests and interviews). Candidates who apply to this selection process must include, in their application, a valid e-mail address and make sure that this address is always functional and accepts messages from unknown users (some e-mail systems block these types of e-mail). If you do not wish to receive your results by e-mail, it is your responsibility to inform us.
Please note that candidates can be eliminated by the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) based on PSRS screening questions.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

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